Young Justice

Young Justice #20

by Alan Rapp on November 9, 2020

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Young Justice #20 comic reviewIt’s sad to see that Young Justice is folding up shop just as the comic had completed a lengthy process of setting up the team, it’s affiliations, and it’s place within the DCU. Young Justice #20 honors the original Young Justice cartoon by introducing Mount Justice as the former (and future) base of operations for the team along with Red Tornado as the group’s former babysitter (who apparently has no knowledge of them in this version of reality and doesn’t take kindly to unannounced visitors).

The series finale focuses on Teen Lantern, a character whose power source (alien tech hacking into the source of Green Lanterns’ power) has still yet to be explained, with the return of John Stewart whose attempts to wrest control of the power are met with unified resistance by the team.

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Young Justice #19

by Alan Rapp on October 12, 2020

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Young Justice #19 comic reviewYoung Justice #19 offers a Wonder Girl issue as Cassie’s grandfather Zeus returns hoping to prompt her to accept the role required of her within the Pantheon and move away from her Earthly connections. Zeus appeared earlier in the series, laying the foundation for Cassie’s conflict trying to balance her responsibilities on Earth as well as Olympus. This time around, she’ll need to fight off mythic monsters and gods proving the comic’s two action sequences.

First she fights off Aegaeon, who she mistakes for being a lesson sent by Zeus, and later an army led by Poseidon who is actually behind everything and attempting to seize more power in the realms of the gods. Cassie gets a bit of help in each battle, as Zeus gives her the Harpe Sword to fight Aegaeon and her friends have her back when Poseidon comes calling.

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Young Justice #18

by Alan Rapp on September 9, 2020

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Young Justice #18 comic reviewYoung Justice delivers a Stephanie Brown issue? After arcs involving the team coming together, getting stuck on various alternate Earths, and helping the Justice League, Young Justice #18 offers a more personal tale as Drake helps his girlfriend hunt down her father. And they aren’t the only ones looking.

Perhaps no other character got the shaft as hard as Stephanie Brown did in DC’s New 52. From a break-out Bat-Family star to a sideline player, she still hasn’t recovered. While I would still like the character to get a better alter-ego than Spoiler, the issue works well with Drake and Spoiler teaming up to track down Cluemaster.

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Young Justice #17

by Alan Rapp on August 11, 2020

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Young Justice #17 comic reviewI kinda love this issue. Taking place after the dust has cleared between the epic battle between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom we get a quiet standalone story featuring the League and Young Justice doing clean-up in Metropolis and teenager Yolanda Chan being bowled over at what she is witnessing.

There are some nice moments of camaraderie here as the Young Justice team continues to gel along with some sweet mentor/apprentice conversations between League members and the Young Justice heroes (the best of this involves Wonder Woman checking in with Wonder Girl and the Flash, thankfully minus all the extra crappy New 52 additions to his costume, catching up with Impulse at super-speed).

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Young Justice #16

by Alan Rapp on July 13, 2020

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Young Justice #16 comic reviewWith everyone back on Earth and safe, and the S.T.A.R. Labs scientists who sent Superboy to Gemworld in custody, the Boy of Steel turns his attention to Impulse who has had quite a journey getting Young Justice back together (although at first he’s a tad reluctant to go into details).

Young Justice #16 brings up an interesting idea about Bart Allen who has traveled across the Multiverse and through time. Just how old is he? We’re given fragments of Bart’s story by campfire involving getting trapped in a dystopian future on another Earth after a battle with the Mirror Master and then struggling to get back home after he discovered something had shifted reality across the Multiverse.

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